For a relatively small town, you’ll find a surprising array of eateries to satisfy your cravings. From traditional bratwurst to casual BBQ to fresh sushi creations and more. Combine over 70 restaurants and bakeries with numerous award-winning chefs and you get a dining experience like nothing else in the Texas Hill Country.
That’s right. Tucked away amidst our quaint German community is one of the most bustling wine industries in the country. With over 30 vineyards and wineries in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country we’re becoming the new hotbed for oenophiles. Like our wildflowers, award-winning wineries have taken root along Highway 290 offering wine tours, tastings and events galore.
Gillespie County produces approximately 40% of all the peaches grown in the state of Texas. Roadside stands line many of the roads leading into Fredericksburg, with a major concentration along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall and along Highway 87 South. The peach season runs from mid-May through the first week of August in a normal year.
The Texas Hill Country is home to numerous wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the epicenter of the Hill Country wine region. There are over 20 wineries locally, not to mention dozens more wineries located within an hour or two drive of Fredericksburg. Our Gillespie County wineries have been producing a variety of quality wines that have won both state and national honors.
Planning a special event while you’re here? Fredericksburg caterers can help make it a memorable—and satisfying—occasion. From casual BBQ for a few to a 5-course meal for hundreds, you’ll find a variety of delicious options.
If you haven’t been to one of our food and wine events, you need to check out our schedule. It’s a great way to sample all the diverse cuisine and wine Fredericksburg and Gillespie County have to offer.
Sprinkled throughout downtown Fredericksburg, you’ll find several wineries and tasting rooms, most with equally eclectic lounge areas, all within walking distance of historic hotspots, shops and lodging options. Enjoy Texas Hill Country wines without even having to leave the hustle and bustle of town.